Making images with the wetplate process feels like creating something captivating out of materials you happen to have on hand. The blank metal plate has no potential without first pouring the collodion and then bathing it in a simple solution of silver nitrate. Everything comes together, and an image comes out of the fog.
Bicycles are the egalitarian method of transport. They are the movers of people, goods and photographic darkrooms. They are the slow scenery movement. Objects to be admired for their practicality, their curves and shiny accessories make compelling subjects.